Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit

marilyn monroe the exhibitLast Sunday was my friend Rosalva’s birthday. As part of an early birthday celebration in her honor she met up with myself and other old and new friends in Hollywood on Saturday, to check out Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit. The exhibit was only scheduled to last until last Sunday, but due to to popular demand it has been extended until September 13th and the tickets only cost $15.00!!

Below: The birthday girl models a red fascinator purchased at the Hollywood Museum. Doesn’t she look divine?

rosalva pantoja red fascinatorThe exhibit it self was great and well worth much more than the $15.00 admission price.

It boasts never before seen photograph’s of Marilyn, entire walls covered in framed publicity stills, private photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings etc… They also have multiple displays of wardrobe items that either belonged to Marilyn or were worn by her in promotional photographs and movies.

There are so many other great displays that I could tell you about but I think it’s better that I don’t give too much away so you can check it out yourself. For now I’ll leave you with some pictures I took of some of my favorite displays.

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Marilyn wore this green boat neck Pucci blouse the last time she was photographed in public before her death. She also wore it to rehearsals for President John F. Kennedy’s Birthday Gala where she famously sang Happy Birthday to him.

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They also had the dress she wore while filming The Prince and The Showgirl with Lawrence Olivier. She’s hysterical in this movie, if you haven’t seen it already I highly recommend it.

Marilyn Monroe Exhibitmarilyn monroe the exhibitThe following pictures were taken by George Barris, the last photographer Marilyn posed for before her death. The photo of Marilyn with the wine glass  at the beginning of the post was also shot by Barris.

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marilyn monroe exhibit beach

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Early Marilyn Monroe. When most people knew her as Norma Jeane.

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marilyn monroe young norma jeane

young marilyn monroe

Thank you for stopping by the blog! If you live in Southern California or will be in the area between now until  September 13th take a trip to Hollywood and check out Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit. Set aside at least four hours so that you can take it in fully and also to see other parts of the Hollywood Museum.  The staff is very kind and courteous and you can’t beat the $15.00 admission price.

Here is the address:

1660 N Highland Ave  Hollywood, CA 90028

Click here to buy tickets online to the Marilyn Monroe Exhibit.

If you have a second please stop by Karmic Vintage’s facebook page and give it a like!

Happy hump day!!



    • The George Barris pics are amazing. I can totally see you sewing a version of the green Pucci blouse and wearing the hell out of it.Or the dress from The Prince and The Showgirl!

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